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U.S. foreign trade
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Jan. 1971-
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Prepared by: the Bureau's Foreign Trade Division.
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"Seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data."
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"FT 900."
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: Dec. 1973.

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Related Items

Preceded by:
United States foreign trade. Export and import merchandise trade
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Summary of U.S. export and import merchandise trade

Full Text

A UNITED STATES
DEPARTMENT OF
COMMERCE
PUBLICATION


NOVEMBER 1971


I-I UU-/I I-
December 27, 1971


Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data


The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce,
announced today that during November 1971, seasonally
adjusted exports, excluding Department of Defense (DOD)
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments,
amounted to $3,159.7 million and that seasonally ad-
justed general imports for November amounted to
$3,386.9 million.' Comparable seasonally adjusted
totals for October were $2,709.9 million for exports
and $3,531.3 million for imports.

Based on seasonally adjusted figures, a merchandise
trade deficit of $227.2 million was recorded for November.
For the 11 months January to November 1971, a deficit
of $1,719.3 million was recorded on a seasonally adjusted
basis.

The Bureau noted that the export and import figures
for November reflect the influence of dock strikes.
Ports were idled by dock strikes on the U.S. west
coast from July 1 until about the second week in October
while most U.S. east and gulf coast ports were similarly
affected beginning October I and continuing into
November. The Bureau, however, does nothaveadequate
information to enable it to specifically measure the
influence of the strikes on the statistics.

For thefirst 11months of 1971, exports on a seasonally
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $43,372 million,


about 2 percent above the calendar year 1970 total of
$42,659 million. Imports were at an annual rate of
$45,247 million, about 13 percent above the calendar
year 1970 total of $39,952 million. During the 4-month
period August-November 1971, seasonally adjusted ex-
ports averaged $3,514.5 million per month, a level
about 3 percent below the $3,615.0 million average
reported for the preceding 4-month period, April-July
1971. Imports averaged $3,775.2 million per month
during the current 4-month period, about 3 percent
below the $3,891.8 million average reported for the
preceding 4-month period.
Seasonally adjusted export and import totals for
selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and
divisions are shown in tables 4 and 5. (Unlike the
overall total, the commodity components for exports
exclude foreign merchandise and include DOD Military
Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.)
Exports, unadjusted for seasonal change and ex-
cluding Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid
shipments, increased from $2,827.8 million in October
to $3,220.7 million in November. With Military As-
sistance Program Grant-Aid shipments included,
November exports were valued at $3,263.9 million as
compared to $2,893.2 million in October. Unadjusted
general imports were valued at $3,530.5 million in
November and $3,471.6 million in October.


IAdjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level.
2Cumulations of data over at least 3- or 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month
changes in exports, imports, and similar series often reflect primarily irregular movements. Recent month-to-month per-
cent changes in the overall seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the following table with aver-
age percent month-to-month rise and decline over longer periods shown for comparison. The average rise and decline fig-
ures exclude percentage changes for (1) the periods January-May 1965 and December 1968-March 1969 because of
abnormalities in the data due to effects of strikes and (2) periods when negligible changes (zero percent) in the level
of exports/imports occurred:

Month-to-month Average monthly rates of change
Series Average Average 4 months 12 months
Oct.-Nov. Sept.-Oct. Aug.-Sept. July-Aug. rise decline Aug.- Nov. Nov. 1970-
1971 1971 1971 1971 1965-1970 1965-1970 1971 Nov. 1971

Exports.... +16.6% -39.9% +22.6% +5.2% +4.2% -3.5% +1.1% +0.5%
Imports.... -4.1% -16.8% +7.8% +3.7% +3.3% -2.8% -2.4% +0.1%



Inquiries concerning these figures should be addressed to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the
Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Tel: Area Code 301,440-1431.

For sale by the Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Price 10 cents per copy. Annual subscription
(FT 900, 975,985, and 986 combined) $3.00.


j(Lf -


U.S. FOREIGN TRADE


'ORT AND IMPORT


MERCHANDISE










EXPLANATION OF SATISTICS "

Import Statistics ./.eport? However,-,.hb indicated above for imports,
...hcause of processing.problems there has always been
General imports are a combination of entries for j .. carryover of a snrall percentage of shipments from
immediate consumption and entries into bonded ware- their actual month oI *ipment to a subsequent month,
houses. Imports for consumption are a combination of I usually the following month. The statement above
entries for immediate consumption and withdrawals regarding the effect of the import carryover generally
from warehouses for consumption. applies to exports also,

The dollar value shown in the import statistics is -- ..-I~ev iqns to the Statistics
defined generally as the market value in the foreign Revis.ionb arecafr,ed into the statistics on periodic
country and therefore excludes U.S. import duties, bais. Data- fr 19"' and lQ'I appearing in the 1971
freight charges from the foreign country to the United monthly issues of this report are presented as follows:
States, and insurance. Value information is required
to be reported on import entries in accordance with 1971 Statistics
Sections 402 and 402a of the Tariff Act of 1930, as a. January through November 1971 issues: figures
amended. None of the values have been adjusted for are as originally issued, except as noted below.
changes in price level.
b. December 1971 issue: figures reflect revisions
It is the objective of the compiling procedures to for prior months of the year issued with December
include shipments, insofar as practicable, inthe statistics 1971 statistics.
for the month of import, which is based on the filing date
of the import entry or warehouse withdrawal document.' 1970 Statistics
However, because of processing problems, there has
always been a carryover of a small percentage of items a. January through May 1971 issues: figures reflect
from the actual month of importation to a subsequent revisions issued with December 1970 statistics or
month, usually the succeeding month. The carryover earlier.
should have little effect on month-to-month comparisons b. June through December 1971 issues: figures reflect
of overall totals, since the carryover of the previous revisions to 1970 data issued with June 1971
month should compensate roughly for that of the following statistics.
month. In addition to the revisions which are made on a
periodic basis, instances may occur where a significant
Export Statistics error in the statistics for a month of the current year
is discovered after the statistics for that month are
Exports of domestic merchandise include commodities compiled. If the error is of sufficient importance to
which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United require correction prior to the time that the regular
States, and commodities of foreign origin which have been revisions are carried, the correction is made and so
changed in the United States from the form in which they noted in this report.
were imported, or which have been enhanced in value by Sources of Further Information
further manufacture in the United States. Exports of
foreign merchandise include commodities of foreign
origin which have entered the United States as imports Additional information regarding foreign trade sta-
and which, at the time of exportation, are in substantially tistics coverage, valuation, etc., is contained in the follow-
the same condition as when imported, ing publications: Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Export
and Import Trade; FT 135, U.S. Imports, General and
The dollar value shown in the export statistics is Consumption, Schedule A Commodity and Country; FT 410,
defined generally as the f.a.s. value at the U.S. port of U.S. Exports, Schedule B Commodity and Country; and
exportation. These values have not been adjusted for the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics. Information re-
changes in price level, garding additional sources of statistics, the methodology
used in seasonally adjusting the data, and other matters
In general, compiling procedures provide for the relating to foreign trade statistics may be obtained from
inclusion of shipments in the statistics for the month of the Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233.

2With minor exceptions, the date of export for ship-
ments other than by mail is the date when the shipment
'For shipments by vessel, merchandise is not included leaves the United States, or, in the case of vessel or
in the statistics prior to the date of formal entrance of air shipments, the date when the carrier departs (or is
the vessel (i.e., the date of the inward customs manifest cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments, the
for the vessel). date of export is considered to be the date of mailing.










U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day Variation:
January 1966 to November 1971

(In millions of dollars. Data are not adjusted for unusual changes in the level of activity or coverage such as happens during strikes and other events
that may have adverse effects on the statistics)


1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971

Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
2Defined as exports (see footnote 1, above) minus general imports.



Table 1. U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day
Variation, by Month: January 1970 to November 1971

(In millions of dollars)
Period and January- MbSepte-
Periodand January- January February March April May June July August Sere- October November December


1970'

Exports2......... 39,160.0 3,405.6 3,546.5 3,375.0 3,410.0 3,660.9 3,726.9 3,703.6 3,591.4 3,552.7 3,688.0 3,499.4 3,569.2
Imports......... 36,534.8 3,222.4 3,279.3 3,219.2 3,262.0 3,337.3 3,265.2 3,253.9 3,346.1 3,423.0 3,498.4 3,428.0 3,401.5
Merchandise trade
balance3 ...... 2,625.2 +183.2 +267.2 +155.8 +148.0 -323.6 +461.7 +449.7 +245.3 +129.7 +189.6 +71.4 +167.7

1971'

Exports2........ 39,757.6 3,735.4 3,689.7 3,814.6 *3,522.3 3,782.6 3,660.6 3,494.5 3,677.7 4,510.6 2,709.9 3,159.7
Imports......... 41,476.9 3,686.3 3,553.4 3,569.2 3,757.8 3,987.6 4,023.2 3,798.6 3,937.4 4,245.2 3,531.3 3,386.9
Merchandise trade
balance3 ....... -1,719.3 +49.1 -136.3 +245.4 4-235.5 -205.0 -362.6 -304.1 -259.7 1265.4 -821.4 -227.2

'Data for 1970 and 1971 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
2Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments.
'Defined as exports (see footnote 2, above) minus general imports.
'Revised.













Table 2. U.S. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program

Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1970 to November 1971

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Exports excluding DOD Exports including
Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid DOD Grant-Aid2


Period anDomestic Domestic Domestic
foreign, and Domestic, and Domestic, Total Western Other
seasonally foreign, unadjusted foreign, unadjusted Europe countries
adjusted unadjusted unadjusted



1970
January-December ...................... () 42,659.3 42,025.4 43,224.0 42,590.1 564.7 190.9 373.8

January-November.... ................. 39,160.0 38,975.2 38,392.1 39,488.3 38,905.1 513.1 165.4 347.7

January................................. 3,405.6 3,230.2 3,187.6 3,290.6 3,248.1 60.4 26.7 33.7
February ................................ 3,546.5 3,386.9 3,334.4 3,430.8 3,378.3 43.9 8.9 35.0
March................................... 3,375.0 3,576.8 3,537.9 3,619.1 3,580.1 42.3 8.5 33.7
April............................ .. 3,410.0 3,597.9 3,542.8 3,647.3 3,592.3 49.4 21.1 28.3
May ...................................... 3,660.9 3,906.2 3,844.9 3,939.8 3,878.6 33.7 13.0 20.6
June ................................. .. 3,726.9 3,714.6 3,667.2 3,766.4 3,718.9 51.7 24,6 27.1

July ................................ 3,703.6 3,554.0 3,492.4 3,596.7 3,535.1 42.7 16.0 26.6
August ................................ 3,591.4 3,263.9 3,214.5 3,304.7 3,255.4 40.9 16.5 24.4
September............................... 3,552.7 3,334.6 3,282.0 3,373.5 3,320.9 38.9 11.1 27.8
October................................ 3,688.0 3,915.9 3,843.1 3,974.5 3,901.7 58.6 9.9 48.7
November................................ 3,499.4 3,494.2 3,445.1 3,544.9 3,495.8 50.7 8.9 41.7
December............................... 3,569.2 3,684.1 3,633.3 3,735.8 3,685.0 51.7 25.6 26.1
1971

January-November........................ 39,757.6 39,502.2 38,918.3 40,051.1 39,467.2 548.8 266.3 282.6

January................................ 3,735.4 3,481.8 3,433.6 3,532.3 3,484.1 50.5 22.6 27.9
February ............................... 3,689.7 3,527.0 3,470.4 3,558.3 3,501.7 31.3 13.2 18.0
March ................................. 3,814.6 4,107.9 4,058.5 4,156.0 4,106.6 48.1 23.4 24.7
April................................. 43,522.3 43,806.6 43,741.4 43,850.6 43,785.3 44.0 17.0 27.0
May..................................... 3,782.6 3,913.5 3,854.3 3,970.4 3,911.2 56.9 42.7 14.2
June.................................... 3,660.6 3,685.5 3,624.7 3,740.0 3,679.2 54.5 28.3 26.2

July.................................... 3,494.5 3,340.0 3,294.7 3,397.7 3,352.3 57.7 24.5 33.1
August.................................. 3,677.7 3,366.2 3,319.1 3,423.8 3,376.7 57.6 28.1 29.5
September ............................. 4,510.6 4,225.1 4,169.7 4,264.9 4,209.5 39.8 17.4 22.3
October ................................ 2,709.9 2,827.8 2,775.6 2,893.2 2,841.0 65.4 32.5 32.8
November ............................... 3,159.7 3,220.7 3,176.4 3,263.9 3,219.5 43.2 16.3 26.8
December .................... ..... ........

'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
2Data differ from those released in Department of Defense reports because of a difference in statistical definitions. For a further explana-
tion, see footnote 2, table E-1, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Exports and Imports.
'Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data as such a total is not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.
4Revised.


Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1970 to November 1971


(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence


may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)


1970 1971

General imports Imports General imports Imports
Period for for
Seasonally Unadjusted consumption, Seasonally adjusted consumption,
adjusted n unadjusted adjusted unadjusted

January-December ........................... () 39,951.6 39,756.1

January-November.... .................... 36,534.8 36,399.0 36,245.1 41,476.9 41,355.0 41,384.2

January... ...................... 3,222.4 3,125.1 3,114.6 3,686.3 3,422.0 3,429.8
February................................. 3,279.3 2,947.4 2,932.4 3,553.4 3,193.8 3,178,8
March.................. ................ 3,219.2 3,382.1 3,366.6 3,569.2 3,911.5 3,880.3
April..................................... 3,262.0 3,389.9 3,373.4 3,757.8 3,897.6 3,857.4
May... ....................... 3,337.3 3,175.1 3,129.7 3,987.6 3,844.9 3,844.7
June .................................. 3,265.2 3,503.9 3,545.7 4,023.2 4,283.1 4,248.6

July...................................... 3,253.9 3,310.8 3,312.8 3,798.6 3,699.1 3,677.5
August.................................. 3,346.1 3,115.9 3,101.2 3,937.4 3,847.2 3.Q10.3
September ............................... 3,423.0 3,446.6 3,424.4 4,245.2 4,253.7 4,4:,J .
October................................... 3,498.4 3,596.7 3,585.9 3,531.3 3,471.6 3,516.6
November................................. 3,428.0 3,405.4 3,358.4 3,386.9 3,530.5 3,520.0
December................................... 3,401.5 3,552.5 3,511.0

tAdjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971.
2Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data as such a total is not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals.













Table 4. U.S. Exports of Domestic Merchandise Including Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program

Granit-Aid Shipments-Schedule B Sections and Selected Divisions, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month:

January 1970 to November 1971

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule B sections and selected divisions'
Period I
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 72 71 72 73 8 9

Seasonally adjusted3


1970

January-November..........

January..................
February.................
March .....................
April....... ..... .........
May..... ...... ........
June. ............. ... ....
July ........... ..........
August ........... .........
September................
October.......... .........
November .................
December ................

1971

January-November..........

January............ ....
February ...............
March.....................
April ............. .......
May ..................... .
June. ............. ......
July.. ........... ... ..
August..................
September ...............
October..................
November. ................
December ..................




1970

January-December..........

January-November..........

January ......... .........
February .................
March. ....... .... ........
April............. ........
May.............. .........
June.. ...................
July............... ........
August..................
September................
October...................
November........ ........
December................

1971

January-November..........

January ...................
February.................
March ........... ........
April ............. ........
May. ...... ..... ... .....
June........ .............
July ............. .......
August .................
September................
October............. .....
November.................
December ........ ........


3,956.6

325.3
365.4
310.7
316.7
328.2
347.0
383.3
386.6
383. 1
419. 2
391.1
400.0




3,926.8

390.5
371.2
379.1
332.7
374. 7
341. 4
329.2
327.8
468.9
263.5
347.8


4,356.3

3,951.9

324. 0
350.4
314. 1
319.5
324.9
337.3
376.8
361. 0
364. 4
459.0
420.5
404.4



3,906.4

382. 7
356.0
388.2
343. 0
358.6
334.9
323.6
308.5
444.9
284.1
381.9


641.2

48.4
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68.4
62.0
59.5
63.4
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47.4
51.6
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58.0




703.5

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79.5
73.6
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8.3


701.7

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633.4

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57. 9
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61.4
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4,208.0

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416.8
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412.2




3,916.8

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4,604.8

4,155.9

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3,861.0

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1,418.5

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1,378.4

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1,594.7

1,432.8

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1,375.7

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121.4
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107. 1
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4437.0

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443.9
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3,523.3

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3,529.2

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3,825.6

3,519.7

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286.0
325. 6
284.3
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556.1 3,527.9

51.7 279.7
51.5 295.6
56.5 335. 6
54.2 323.9
49.2 338.8
49.3 347.9
62.7 368.0
45.4 385.4
58.1 424.7
40.6 205.3
37.0 223.1


4,683.2

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444. 3
416.7
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439.6
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4,012.5

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357. 5
357.6
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375.5
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260.5
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5,065.2

4,677.5

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4,004.4

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16,503.0

1,477.6
1,470.2
1,394.0
1,426.8
1,591. 1
1.525.8
1,547.9
1,494.4
1,457.2
1,639.7
1.478.3
1,415.7




17,793.9

1,651.1
1.626.2
1,741. 1
1l,518. 9
1.710.1
1,597.9
1,506.2
1,582.3
1,937.5
1,395.4
1,527.2


17,881.9

16,405.4

1,359.4
1,429.1
1,534.8
1,565.2
1,764.5
1,545.7
1,467.4
1,298.6
1,365.4
1,656.1
1,419.2
1,476.6



17,699.8

1,489.3
1,580.7
1,948.3
51,705. 7
1,840.1
1,633.0
1,421.8
1,383.0
1,815.5
1,384.2
1,498.2


7,688.4 2,744.5

662.0 225. 1
680.7 262.2
657.3 228.1
622.4 234.3
669.3 246.9
720.4 264.7
729.3 254.2
729.6 254.6
734.3 247.4
771.5 263.8
711.6 263.2
724.0 260,3


7,745.1

788. 1
691.2
725.0
663. 0
684.6
699. 0
662.7
682.1
887.0
589.8
672.6


6,060.3

530.2
554. 7
517. 8
558. 1
721. 8
536. 3
561. 1
501.6
490. 1
590. 7
497. 9
445.4


2,362.9 '1,340.9

212.3 '123.9
217.7 4113.4
214.1 4117.2
200.6 '115.2
203.8 4118.6
225.4 4154.7
219.0 '135,0
211.8 4118.9
213.6 4112.9
222.5 '115.4
222.1 4115.8
213.9 4155.4


2,777.4 7,283.0 2,471.6

264.5 532.4 218.4
253.9 708.5 222.9
241.3 786.6 227.2
236.6 5606.2 213.5
256.0 823.2 230.4
238.3 654.8 235.5
254.8 588.9 227.0
255.0 649.7 238.5
305.4 763.7 261.1
226.9 567.9 182.8
244.7 601.1 214.3


8,380.1 2,999.2 6,502.6

7,659.1 2,737.6 6,008.7

600.5 220.8 538.1
654.1 239.6 535.3
722.4 245.8 566.5
693.3 246.8 625.1
737.5 264.0 763.0
727.6 271.6 546.5
732.2 244.8 490.4
661.8 236.5 400.3
670.4 236.7 458.2
783.8 277.5 594.8
675.3 253.5 490.4
721.1 261.6 493. 9


7,712.1

701. 4
664. 9
809. 1
757.2
729. 8
712. 3
664. 0
623.4
808.9
588.0
653.1


2,767.8

255.0
232. 1
264. 5
255. 1
264. 9
246.9
244,3
238.4
291.7
234.6
240.3


7,219.8

532.9
683. 7
874. 7
'693.5
845. 4
673. 8
513.5
521.1
714.8
561.6
604.7


2,570.7

2,362.5

206. 6
206.6
229.9
212.0
211.9
221.6
213.7
205. 0
211.2
229. 7
214.3
208.1



2,474.2

209. 4
211.5
248. 1
231.2
232. 1
233.4
221. 1
232.8
258.0
185.4
211.3


41,428.3

4139.4
4116.9
'119.0
4157.1
4146. 5
4135.3
4134.9
4125.3
4122.0
4124.7
4107.1


1,496.3

1,340.9

123.9
113.4
117. 2
115.2
118.6
154.7
135.0
118.9
112.9
115.4
115.8
155.4



1,428.3

139.4
116.9
119.0
157.1
146.5
135.3
134.9
125.3
122.0
124.7
107.1


'Schedule B section and selected division descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 7. Machinery and transport equipment
1. Beverages and tobacco 71. Machinery, other than electric
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 72. Electrical machinery, apparatus, and appliances
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 73. Transport equipment
4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.c.
5. Chemicals 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 may differ slightly from the sum of divisions 71,72, and 73 since each is independently adjusted.
'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. Annual totals are not shown for
seasonally adjusted data as such totals are not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section totals in
this table and similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 2 were adjusted independently.
In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.
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Table 5. US. General Imports-Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month:

January 1970 to November 1971

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts)

Schedule A sections1
Period
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Seasonally adjusted2
1970

January-November......... 4,925.2 784.5 3,057.0 2,806.7 '138.3 1,335.5 7,678.5 10,276.7 4,435.1 u1,158.8

January................. 467.5 65.9 284.2 247.7 u9.6 117.3 705.3 877.4 385.0 389.2
February................ 440.6 68.5 287.5 277.3 38.6 118.6 668.5 910.3 393.1 '89,8
March................... 439.1 61.4 273.2 265.7 310.2 114.9 676.7 886.4 389.6 398.3
April........... ..... 454.4 66.2 263.8 247.6 10.1 116.8 637.2 949.3 392.1 3107.5
May............... ... 442.8 72.5 284.3 252.6 '14.2 121.8 684.4 911.0 410.8 '95, 6
June..................... 455.5 75.9 270.2 249.8 321.1 122.8 675.1 918.6 401.2 '111.7
July................... 427.6 80.4 276.5 216.4 313.1 120.5 709.8 934.8 393.4 '113.9
August .................. 465.4 70.6 281.6 265.9 314,9 129.9 700,6 923.4 418.1 '105.7
September.............. 441.8 68.5 297.2 252.0 39.2 119.9 708.4 1,011.2 414.2 '118.1
October............ ...... 451.1 73.5 269.5 260.7 316.0 129.1 756.7 987.6 430.2 '120.8
November. .............. 439.4 81.1 269.0 271.0 311.3 123.9 755.8 966.7 407.4 '108.3
December ................ 451.3 70.6 252.6 266.2 321.3 116.6 761.2 893.0 401.0 '115.0

1971

January-November ......... 5029.0 862.1 3,126.8 3,380.7 '157.0 1,506.6 8,663.7 12,717.6 4,850.9 '1,335.2

January................ 520.6 63.6 257.8 252.5 311.9 135.5 808.0 1,100.3 447.1 '117.6
February .............. 411.6 60.3 245.2 253.3 315.5 134.5 746.6 1,114.5 445.7 '109.4
March................... 409.2 62.9 298.3 270.9 '16.1 124.4 738.8 1,099.4 433.9 3122.1
April................... 485.6 65.8 287.3 273.4 317.6 132.1 760.9 1,128.4 460.9 '125.0
May..................... 477.1 82.4 297.1 329.6 315.8 148.4 830.7 1,154.6 462.7 3127.3
June .................. 482.9 99.8 321.5 309.8 '13.9 145.7 884.5 1,203.7 476.1 3124.1
July................... 493.0 101.5 333.6 322.5 312.0 153.5 799.8 1,076.2 414.7 3132.6
August................. 537.5 117.4 281.4 323.6 '11.0 146.3 829.1 1,237.0 419.3 '120.5
September ............... 612.5 113.5 306.5 350.7 '17,6 179.5 865.0 1,279.9 442.1 '112.6
October ................ 299.2 53.7 252.5 333.5 313.5 118.0 723.9 1,175.0 431.1 '127.1
November................ 299.8 41.2 245.6 360.9 312.1 88.7 676.4 1,148.6 417.3 '116.9
December ..... .........

Unadjusted
1970

January-December..... .. 5,374.7 855,.0 3,307.2 3,074.7 159.6 1,450.2 8,438.3 11,171.7 4,846.3 1,273.8

January-November ........ 4,886.4 768.1 3,039.4 2,766.4 138.3 1,329.0 7,684.0 10,185.0 4,443.8 1,158.8

January...... ......... 431.5 68.0 271.4 274.7 9.6 112.2 656.7 861.6 350.4 89.2
February .............. 411.5 63.7 244.7 279.3 8.6 110.8 570.2 843.0 325.9 89.8
March................... 473.0 64.8 272.3 296.6 10.2 129.0 698.4 959.0 380.6 98.3
April .................. 488.5 71.5 259.9 244.9 10. 1 133.2 691.3 1,011.0 372.1 107.5
May.............. ..... 409. 1 64.9 280.6 224.3 14.2 121.7 692.0 909.2 363.6 95.6
June..................... 475.5 70.9 298.3 246.8 21.1 121.1 730.4 1,009.6 418.5 111.7
July..................... 436.2 68.2 279.9 213.1 13.1 113.7 726.2 897.4 449.3 113.9
August ................. 434.7 49.8 290.7 255.5 14.9 124.9 654.4 735.0 450.3 105.7
September................ 444.0 63.5 300.1 240.4 9.2 111.8 736,0 965.7 457.7 118.1
October ................. 459.2 87.9 275.7 253.4 16.0 130.8 766.5 1,017.2 469.3 120.8
November................ 423.2 95.0 266.0 237.4 11.3 119.8 761.9 976.3 406.2 108.3
December................ 488.3 86.9 267.8 308.3 21.3 121.2 754.4 986.7 402.6 115.0

1971

January-November........ 4,988.2 812.3 3,123.5 3,313.9 157.0 1,495.3 8,685.0 12,598.8 4,845.5 1,335.2

January.... ........... 459.7 63.1 235.4 267.6 11.9 124.0 719.9 1,033.2 389.4 117.6
February......... ........ 385.7 56.2 208.2 255.8 15.5 125.4 636.1 1,032.0 369.5 109.4
March .. ............ 458.7 69.0 309.6 315.6 16.1 145.5 795.7 1,236.9 442.2 122.1
April ................... 522,1 70.4 281.6 269.3 17.6 150.4 824.0 1,200.6 436.5 125.0
May ...................... 446.1 74.6 297.7 297.0 15.8 150.4 851.4 1,168.5 416.0 127.3
June .................... 500.7 92.7 352.3 303.0 13,9 142.3 948.2 1,313.2 492.8 124.1
July................... 482, 1 83.1 323.6 303.8 12.0 138.6 783.0 986.9 453.3 132.6
August.... .............. 529.4 86.9 305.0 327.2 11.0 148.1 812.5 1,031.7 474.7 120.5
September........ ..... 610.7 104.4 308.4 333.1 17.6 165.9 896.2 1,219.8 485.0 112.6
October.................. 290.2 61.4 247.2 309.8 13.5 114.5 701.5 1,157.3 449.2 127.1
November ............... 302.8 50.5 254.4 331.7 12.1 90.2 716.4 1,218.7 436.9 116.9
December .................

'Schedule A section descriptions are as follows:
0. Food and live animals 5. Chemicals
1. Beverages and tobacco 6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material
2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 7. Machinery and transport equipment
3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 8. Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n. e.s.
4, Animal and vegetable oils and fats 9. Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind
2Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. Annual totals are not shown for
seasonally adjusted data as such totals are not meaningful. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section totals In
this table and similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 3 were adjusted independently.
3In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date.









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